Blu-ray Release: Dick Tracy

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 11, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $26.50
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Dick TracyWarren Beatty’s (Ishtar) colorful movie adaptation of the comic strip, Dick Tracy wasn’t loved by critics — or moviegoers — when it was released in theaters in 1990, but maybe it’ll make a comeback on high-definition Blu-ray.

Beatty directed and stars as the comic detective in the film. Madonna (Evita) plays Breathless Mahoney, who makes advances toward Tracy, and Al Pacino (Scarface) portrays Big Boy Caprice, whose mob causes Tracy lots of headaches.

Dustin Hoffman (Barney’s Version), James Caan (Middle Men), Kathy Bates (Titanic) and Catherine O’Hara (Best in Show) are also in the cast of the PG movie, which was written by Top Gun scripters Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr.

Despite its reception, Dick Tracy won three Academy Awards, for art direction, makeup and the original song “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man).”

Disney restored the film for its Blu-ray debut, which also comes with a downloadable digital copy.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.